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San Jose 6, Los Angeles 2
When: 4:00 PM ET, Monday, January 17, 2022
Where: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
Referees: Gord Dwyer, Trevor Hanson
Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Ben O'Quinn
Attendance: 10705

Timo Meier scored a franchise-record five goals to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 6-2 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday afternoon.

Meier scored three goals in the first period and two more in the second to break the previous record of four goals shared by Owen Nolan, Tomas Hertl, Patrick Marleau and Evander Kane.

Hertl had four assists, Erik Karlsson had three assists, Rudolfs Balcers provided a goal and James Reimer made 39 saves for the Sharks, who scored a total of one goal in their previous two games, both losses (0-1-1).

Anze Kopitar and Mikey Anderson scored and Jonathan Quick made 11 saves for the Kings, who had won four in a row and six of seven.

Meier notched his second career hat trick when he lifted a loose puck in front of the crease high into the net for a 4-0 lead with 51 seconds left in the opening period.

Quick only stopped four of eight shots in the first period.

Meier scored his first goal on a power play for a 1-0 lead at 3:02. Brent Burns fed Meier coming through the right circle, and the winger scored on a one-timer.

Balcers scored for the second straight game to extend the lead to 2-0 at 15:56. Balcers missed 13 games with a lower-body injury before returning Thursday, and then he scored against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Meier scored again at 18:48 to make it 3-0. He swung and missed at a rebound but then followed the puck into the right circle, where he spun and shot the puck past Quick.

Kopitar put the Kings on the scoreboard when he scored with 16 seconds left in the first period to make it 4-1.

Meier scored another power-play goal at 1:24 of the second period to stretch the lead to 5-1.

He broke the franchise record with 28 seconds left in the second period for a 6-1 lead, his 20th goal of the season.

Anderson made it 6-2 at 10:35 of the third.

Meier had several chances to become the first NHL player with six goals since Darryl Sittler in 1976, but he came up short.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   San Jose
Mikey Anderson 1 Points Timo Meier 5
Mikey Anderson 1 Goals Timo Meier 5
Viktor Arvidsson 1 Assists Tomas Hertl 4
N/A Power Play Goals Timo Meier 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .647 Save Percentage James Reimer .951
Jonathan Quick 11 Saves James Reimer 39
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 41 2 0-3 1-3 11 27
San Jose 17 6 2-3 3-3 11 24
Upcoming Games
  • San Jose will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Sharks have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Kings have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .474 after a loss.